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ContraCostaTimes.com: “Newark: City council to consider proposal for 240 housing units”

By Newark Connection Staff

Posted 04/23/2015

A pair of proposed residential projects in the Dumbarton Transit-Oriented Development area, west of Willow Street between Enterprise Drive and Central Avenue, are on the agenda at tonight’s Newark City Council meeting.

To be discussed in separate public hearings, Trumark Homes is seeking approval for a total of 244 detached single-family homes — 27 units on 2.14 acres at 8375 Enterprise Drive, on the north side of Enterprise Drive east of Willow Street, and 217 units on 21.4 acres at 8400 Enterprise Drive, on the south side of Enterprise Drive east of Willow Street. 

Both items appeared on the May 8, 2014 agenda. However, they were continued to allow the developer and the property owner, Gallade Chemical, to resolve issues about purchase of the sites. An agreement has been reached between the parties that will allow the projects to more forward, according to city staff reports.

Considered key to the city’s future by Newark officials, the Dumbarton Transit-Oriented Development is a proposed new neighborhood calling for 2,100 homes, retail and businesses. It is to be located next to a proposed commuter rail station near the corner of Enterprise Drive and Willow Street.

Development of the 223 acres includes housing, shops, parks and open space, including a bayside trail and employment opportunities. Toxic cleanup of the site is needed before any development can occur.

The meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 37101 Newark Blvd.